You know how it feels to want your child to heal, to recover, to make sense, to “get it” – but they don’t? Of course you know what would help them, if only they did it! And when they don’t, it can look like waves of anxiety, resentment, anger, disgust, exhaustion, depression, a sick to the stomach aching. A wanting things different asap can quickly have us seeking control in sneaky kind of ways. Sound kind of familiar?
Last week we discussed “Behaviors Make Sense” from The Invitation to Change Approach. The truth is that using substances fills a purpose, using meets various wants and needs. Sometimes it becomes as important as getting your next breath, or stopping excruciating physical or emotional pain. Our thoughts and physical needs can have us giving into temptation in an instant, now add to that an addiction and it begins to make more sense.
Considering that behaviors make sense may not necessarily make it easy for you to withstand, but instead it can make it easier to understand and therefore actually help you to determine next steps. Let’s continue to seek understanding. For where there is understanding, there can be peace and reconnection to love and relationship.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All Matters?
Life Application Ideas
“The advice you’ve been giving your family and friends turns out to be advice for you to live, not us. Become a student of yourself.” ~ Byron Katie
I’ll send some more information about The Invitation to Change next week. Until then, I invite you to consider with an open mind, open heart, with compassion how behaviors, emotions, attitudes actually make sense – in others and in yourself - and how there are many roads to travel, many ways to travel those roads, that we all have our unique perspective and thoughts about what will work for us, when and how.
Breathe, touch your heart, feel the love in you, send it out to your child, to the world, to anyone who needs it.
Love wins here!
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To Peace and Possibility!
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